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  • Protecting the Next Generation Data Center: Hitting a Moving Target

    As the data center evolves, how can organizations protect their most precious investments? Find out in this white paper.

  • The Changing Role of the Network Administrator

    Traditionally, network administrators have not always gotten the respect they deserve. Over the last few years, however, there has been a growing awareness that the network is central to the success of the organization. Read on.

  • Buyer’s Guide to Automated Layer 2 Discovery & Mapping Tools

    When looking for a truly complete layer two monitoring and management solution, don’t settle for a partial list of capabilities. Read on.

  • 10 Hidden BYOD Costs – and the Fixes

    Your employees are introducing multiple devices onto your wireless network. They alternate between their notebooks, tablets and smartphones. As wireless becomes your primary user network, you need to deliver the availability and performance your users expect from the wired network. Read on.

  • Good to Great: Top Seven Optimization Tips and Tricks

    Mastering your virtual data center requires comprehending a dizzying array of software and hardware configurations, settings and workflows. Read this white paper to learn the top seven tips for managing even the most complex virtual data centers.

  • Top 10 Automation Tips for Virtualization Administrators

    Administrators are being asked to do more with less, so automating manual tasks is critical to success. But, automation must be approached with care. Get 10 important tips that can help you effectively implement automation technology, while still maintaining control over your environment.

  • Help Desk Best Practices for IT Departments

    A help desk is critical to the operations of an IT department. As a centralized intake location for technical issues, it allows for a responsive and timely solution to get employees back to business as usual. Learn more.

  • Patch Management Best Practices for IT Professionals

    Patch management is one of the largest concerns of IT professionals. With new vulnerabilities being discovered almost daily, keeping systems up-to-date with patches is often a full-time job, especially in larger environments. In addition, the lag time between when vulnerability is discovered and when a virus or worm appears is now measured in days or weeks rather than months. Read more.

  • Mobile Security: Controlling Growing Threats with Mobile Device Management

    From smartphones to tablets, as the popularity of mobile devices grows, the opportunity for security breaches grows as well, placing a new burden on IT departments. By providing mobile device management, IT professionals can ensure their organization remains protected from mobile security threats. Learn more.

  • Global Client Management Platform: The Key to Proactive, Efficient IT Service Delivery

    For IT professionals to succeed, they need to implement low-cost and high-productivity practices that allow them to have a positive impact on their organizations’ bottom line. A global client management platform delivers an arsenal of IT management tools that help IT professionals proactively monitor and remotely manage and resolve IT issues. Read on.

  • Bigtincan for Microsoft SharePoint Datasheet

    bigtincan hub enables IT administrators and enterprise users to easily publish and synchronize content between SharePoint and any mobile devices through bigtincan hub publishing tools.

  • Mobile Content Enablement

    Organizations that have implemented mobile business initiatives and focused on device management, rather than content enablement, find big challenges in worker productivity. Learn more.

  • Ask the Experts: Microsoft Azure and Office 365

    What do you want to know about Azure and Office 365? The experts polled in this paper can provide an answer. Read to find out more.

  • IDC Technology Spotlight: Datacenter security

    This Technology Spotlight explores the trends affecting datacenter server security, including trends influenced by what IDC calls the 3rd Platform of compute.

  • The Edison Group: The Benefits of Business-Class Servers in Small to Midsize Businesses and Distributed Environments

    Learn why the new entry IBM System x servers, powered by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, are ideal for small to medium businesses. The Edison Group discusses how the single-socket x3250 M5 rack and x3100 M5 tower servers solve business challenges facing SMB and larger companies with distributed office environments. Learn more.

  • 5 Ways Private PaaS is Revolutionizing Enterprise Web Hosting

    Learn more about the five ways Private PaaS is revolutionizing web hosting to reduce costs, add scalability and increase efficiency. Read more.

  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Next Generation Enterprise IT

    Learn how JP Morgan Chase accelerated time to market for applications, improved infrastructure efficiency, and increased developer productivity with private PaaS in this case study.

  • Private PaaS: The Next Era in Enterprise IT

    Many organizations have already discovered the significant value private PaaS provides to enterprise IT, ranging from the automation of typically inefficient tasks such as application deployment, to providing a foundational architecture for guest application scalability. Enterprise IT can make massive gains by investing in private PaaS. Learn more.

  • Safely Retiring Windows Server 2003

    Windows Server 2003 is rapidly reaching end of life, and your organization will need to upgrade. Read this white paper to find out how to do just that and minimize risk at the same time.

  • Five Step Plan to Securing SharePoint

    Maintaining a secure SharePoint system is crucial, but needn’t consume every hour of administration work. Instead, there are a number of priority areas to focus on. Read more.

  • Three Ways to Protect SQL Server in the Cloud

    SQL Server is a business critical application that requires high availability protection, regardless of where it is deployed. In the cloud, you need to protect SQL Server from downtime if the cloud instance or the cloud provider fails. Learn more.

  • Backing Up With Doctor Who: 12 Reasons For 12 Doctors

    Doctor Who — television’s great traveler through space and time — might be the ultimate backup specialist. Not only does he go on adventures with his companions in the TARDIS, he can recover from just about any disaster simply by regenerating himself.

  • 5 Ways Disaster Recovery Is Like Jack Bauer

    If you don’t swoon at the words “disaster recovery,” we don’t blame you. After all, the term sounds kind of pragmatic. No-nonsense. Mandatory. We get it, but things may just change when you start thinking of disaster recovery in terms of Jack Bauer from 24.

  • Winter Is Coming: Are You Prepared For Disaster Recovery?

    In the words of epic book and TV series Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming,” and there’s never been a better time to be on your guard. After all, we live in a world of vicious attacks, scary data breaches, unpredictable weather, and other factors that can threaten the very existence of both your applications and your precious data.

  • Key Considerations for Moving to Office 365

    Key Considerations in Moving to Office 365 So, your organization has decided to move to Office 365. What now? Find out in this white paper.

  • Migration Planning Kit Microsoft Windows Server 2003

    This white paper is intended for IT administrators, architects, and IT managers. It covers the reasons and processes you should consider when migrating applications from your legacy servers and storage to Windows Server 2012/R2 on the award-winning Nutanix web-scale converged infrastructure.

  • Free Study Guide for Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

    This study guide for Microsoft's 74-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center exam will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination

  • Beefing Up Information Governance for Microsoft Lync

    The IG risks for enterprises deploying Microsoft Lync are very similar to those of other electronic communications such as email: malware, data leakage, inappropriate employee use, regulatory noncompliance, and skyrocketing legal costs. As a result, organizations must apply the same principles when managing Lync communications as they do for email. Learn more.

  • The Case for Third Party Archiving in Microsoft® Exchange Environments

    For many regulated companies or those subject to a lot of litigation, the native archiving capabilities of Microsoft Exchange are not enough. They need to be supplemented with third-party archiving tools. Read on!

  • Microsoft® Office 365® for the Enterprise: How to Strengthen Security, Compliance and Control

    There are some missing features in Office 365 that will prompt some customers to consider the use of third-party, cloud-based or on-premises tools to enhance Office 365’s native capabilities.

  • Securing Microsoft Lync Server

    Microsoft Lync is changing the way people communicate at the office. With this trend, new forms of data such as IM, persistent chat, voice, and video are proliferating. Initial stopgap processes to manage the risks are often insufficient. Many organizations need to deploy industrial strength methods to prevent mounting security issues. Learn more.

  • Using Email, File, Social Media and File Archiving to Grow Your Business

    Archiving is a critical best practice for virtually all organizations in order to help them comply with the variety of legal and regulatory obligations they must satisfy.

  • Behavior Driven Development and BRMS

    Behavior-driven development is an agile application life-cycle management framework that helps developers and business experts communicate effectively. Red Hat Consulting helps clients improve speed-to-market, reduce risk, and sustain quality by implementing agile development techniques with proven business rules management products, including Red Hat JBoss BRMS. Learn more.

  • How Convergence Can Deliver a Cost Effective SMB Data Center

    With greater demands on IT departments of every sized business to meet growing data and application needs, infrastructure virtualization has taken on a whole new level of importance. Learn how hyperconverged systems completely reinvent the midmarket datacenter.

  • VoIP for Beginners

    While VoIP services can be less expensive than standard telephone network services, call quality can be a factor in one’s decision to switch to VoIP. However, constant innovation and upgrades are making VoIP comparable in quality to the traditional phone system. In this white paper, VoIP for Beginners, you’ll be introduced to how VoIP works.

  • The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed

    You don't have to throw out your old communications infrastructure tomorrow. You can take a tiered approach to moving your company forward with VoIP. Read this white paper, The Hidden Benefits of VoIP Revealed, so you won't miss out on how you can use VoIP to re-invent how you conduct business, while increasing your bottom line.

  • Five Must Have Features for Business VoIP

    In this free white paper, Five Must-Have Features for Business VoIP, you'll learn about five ways VoIP can deliver greater value to your business. Read on.

  • 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection

    Download this free white paper, 4 Simple Steps to VoIP Vendor Selection, to completely educate yourself about VoIP trends so that you can determine the perfect solution for your company. Learn more.

  • Optimize Workloads to Achieve Success With Cloud and Big Data

    IBM Workload Automation is a sophisticated, cloud-enabled solution that unifies disparate applications and business processes to help organizations achieve superior efficiency and availability while leveraging the flexibility and scalability of cloud computing. Learn more.

  • Optimize SharePoint Storage to Cut Costs

    Read this paper to learn about Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and other storage optimization strategies that increase SharePoint performance without a massive and perhaps infeasible investment in storage. Learn more.

  • How to Backup Multi-Terabyte SP Farms

    Read this paper to find out how to slash multi-terabyte farm backups from eight hours and up to just minutes using native SharePoint backup tools, automatically and continuously back up SharePoint content, and achieve item-level recovery – all without buying a third-party backup solution. Learn more.

  • The Taxman Cometh … Are You Ready?

    Companies need to be prepared for sales-tax audits. Find out in this white paper how to prepare.

  • The Definitive Guide to Sales and Use Tax

    Changing sales-tax requirements have become a hassle for small and medium-sized business. This white paper helps clear up a cloudy picture.

  • Demystifying Deduplication for Backup with the Dell DR4000

    Explore the new technology of data deduplication. Find out about the different approaches to this technology – including the costs and benefits of each – in this educational report.

  • How to Avoid the Coming Backup Crunch

    Worried about big data and other drivers that are straining your traditional backup products? Find out about a new solution that helps companies slash costs and avoid recovery point delays.

  • ESG Lab Validation Report: Dell PowerVaultDL4000 Appliance

    Learn about the ease of use, reliability and efficiency of the Dell PowerVaultDL4000 (as tested by industry-standard tools and methodologies) in this informative ESG Labs report.

  • Unified Backup: Virtual and Physical

    Find out how the latest release of Dell AppAssure unifies virtualized stand-alone backup, replication and recovery processes – without compromising data protection.

  • The Buyers’ Guide to Virtual and Physical Data Protection

    Get insightful information about new and traditional solutions for data protection so you can intelligently choose the right approach for your environment.

  • Backup and Recovery: Considerations and Options

    Learn about four key elements that should be part of any data protection strategy – and how Dell Software solutions help ensure your critical data is fully protected.

  • Dell Data Protection Point of View

    Discover how organizations of any size can improve their data protection – and safeguard their critical information and applications – without excessive costs or added complexity.

  • Superior VMware® Protection for Limited IT Budgets

    Discover how you can implement a cost-effective data protection strategy in your own VMware environment. Read this insightful white paper.

  • Disk Backup Appliances: The Next Generation

    Discover how to save time on deployment, simplify your daily management, shrink your backup windows, minimize network traffic and significantly reduce your backup storage footprint in this informative report.

  • Protecting Exchange: Best Practices and Practical Tips

    Is your business doing enough to protect critical email data? Find out as this white paper explores the best ways provide an effective, comprehensive data protection strategy.

  • Building Higher IT Continuity in the Face of Disaster

    Upgrade your disaster preparedness by taking these initial and follow-up steps. Read this white paper today.

  • Securing the Enterprise Workspace: Protect Your Organization While Supporting Mobility and BYOD

    Read this white paper to learn how to bolster security across enterprise networks while giving employees simple, authorized remote access to corporate applications and data on a range of company-owned and personal devices and operating systems.

  • Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/BYOD Environments

    Read this white paper for tips on how to prepare critical applications to be securely accessed from an array of company-owned and personal devices with different screen sizes and operating systems. Learn more.

  • Future Proof Your Mobility Strategy with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management

    Read this paper to discover best practices to future-proof your mobile strategy in the evolving world of devices, operating systems, work habits and mobile business models — all while maintaining security and controlling administrative complexity.

  • Enabling Devices and Device Management for Your Mobility/BYOD Program

    Read this white paper to learn how to support employees with the best devices to increase flexibility, productivity and job satisfaction. Also, find out how Dell Enterprise Mobility Management can help reduce IT complexity. Learn more.

  • The Top Ten Things Every IT Pro Using Hyper-V Needs to Know

    Hyper-V has cemented itself in many organizations and nearly every company is using or evaluating Hyper-V today however many of these virtualization IT Pros are new to Hyper-V if not Microsoft technologies in general which is why this paper will arm readers with the most important ten things every Hyper-V using IT Pro needs to know. Learn more!

  • Best Practices for AD Scrubbing

    In this comprehensive white paper, Imanami, the leading provider of Group Lifecycle Management solutions, provides the best practices for AD Scrubbing, and eliminating group glut once and for all. Learn more!

  • Simplifying Cloud Management and Data Center Automation

    Download this free white paper on IT Analytics for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

  • The Compelling Case for a Business Focus in IT Service Management

    IBM SmartCloud Control Desk enables organizations to integrate and automate asset and IT service management across data centers, cloud-based environments and endpoints to bridge silos of capabilities, minimize management complexity and provide user simplicity. Learn more.

  • Hybrid Cloud Computing: Managing the Reality of Enterprise Cloud Computing

    Explore the reality of cloud computing, and learn how to effectively manage today’s hybrid cloud environments.

  • IT as a Service Provider: Accelerating Business Results

    Discover how you can allow your IT department to consolidate, track and report on the consumption of cloud services across your enterprise – and still provide business users with the speed and agility they need.

  • Establishing Enterprise Cloud Governance

    Maintaining control of your cloud environment is significantly easier when you have a governance framework in place. See how to meet the challenge of ensuring access, security, accounting controls and more – even within a multi-cloud environment. Read now.

  • GigaOM Research Sector RoadMap: Multicloud Management

    Read this GigaOM Sector RoadMap report to identify and categorize the principal disruption vectors at play, and learn about several significant cloud management solution providers. Learn more.

  • Identity and Access Management for Your Clouds

    Learn about the best practices for overcoming the challenges involved with securely managing users in both public and private clouds. Read now.

  • Migrating to Exchange 2013 from Legacy Exchange

    Read this new technical brief to understand the benefits and challenges of migrating legacy Microsoft Exchange platforms to Exchange 2013, and find out how Dell Migration Manger can help.

  • Take Control of Your PST Problem

    Read this new tech brief and find out how you can alleviate administrative and compliance challenges created by an abundance of PST files on employee desktops.

  • Top 10 Steps to Ensure a Successful Migration to Exchange 2013

    Read this white paper to learn 10 steps to help you plan and execute a successful Exchange migration that preserves the user experience, ensures full compliance and business continuity, and ultimately boosts your overall productivity.

  • Windows Server 2012 – Are You Ready?

    Read this new tech brief for an overview of the features and benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2 and to learn how Dell Software can help you migrate content smoothly and manage your new environment.

  • The Migrate-Manage-Govern Strategy to Active Directory Transformation

    Active Directory (AD) environments today have become extremely complex and increasingly cumbersome to manage. Read the white paper and learn how to transform AD from an administrative burden into an asset that enables business agility.

  • The Active Directory Management and Security You've Always Dreamed of

    Businesses need more from their Windows security structure. Learn how employing the right security solution can help your organization avoid common errors and inconsistencies that lead to security breaches. Learn more.

  • Access Control is Easy: Use Active Directory Groups and Manage Them Well

    Good access control results from avoiding the use of local groups by assigning permissions through Active Directory (AD). Learn how AD groups are at the center of access control and governance–and what it takes to manage them. Read now!

  • Real-World Identity and Access Management (IAM) for Unix-based Systems

    Explore the most common IAM challenges facing Unix-based organizations, and learn about easily implemented practices and technologies that can help you increase security, achieve compliance and improve operational efficiency. Learn more.

  • The Keys to the Kingdom: Limiting Active Directory Administrators

    Businesses need more from their Windows security structure. Learn the best practices for implementing role-based access control, automated delegation of permissions, centralized permissions reporting and data consistency rules that can help secure your AD infrastructure.

  • 12 Essential Tasks of Active Directory Domain Services

    Discover the 12 major tasks of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administration and management, and how your organization can reduce AD workloads through the implementation of proper management, automation and administration tools.

  • Enabling Fast Email Recovery When Something Goes Wrong

    Good email recovery, eDiscovery and content management practices consist of several components. Read the white paper to learn why good email recovery and governance is a necessity for your organization, and how to address problems in your email environment.

  • Measuring Usage & ROI of Microsoft Lync Server for Upper Management

    Deploying Microsoft® Lync Server® can be a big investment—but one that can drastically improve the efficiency of your business communications and collaboration. Read the white paper to learn how the right tools can help you can maximize your investment.

  • What Can Email Tell You About Your Organization?

    Discover in this technical brief how MessageStats from Dell® not only provides the answers to traditional messaging management questions, but can also help mine your Exchange store for insights into how you can improve your business.

  • Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin and Recovery Manager for AD

    Active Directory “Recycle Bin” in Windows server 2012 enables organizations to restore deleted AD objects, but does it satisfy all recovery requirements? Read how Recovery Manager for AD can help fulfill all of your organization’s recovery needs.

  • Managing Collaboration Apps in the Age of BYOA: Bridging the Gap Between Users and IT

    IT organizations stand at an important crossroads, one that will define whether they are a part of important strategic business decisions or relegated to the sidelines – all due to the accelerating BYOA (Bring Your Own Application) trend. Learn more.

  • Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup Software and Integrated Appliances

    Gartner provides analysis and evaluation of the leading providers that offer a range of traditional to innovative recovery capabilities. Learn more.

  • Windows Azure IaaS: High Availability and Disaster Recovery

    Learn how to get high availability and disaster recovery protection for critical applications (i.e., SQL Server) in four HA/DR models in Windows Azure.

  • The Essential Guide: Achieving High Availability for SharePoint Data

    In this white paper, best-selling IT author Michael Noel examines the different approaches to dealing with the growth of content within SharePoint. Read now!

  • A Better Way to Globalize SharePoint

    Read this white paper and learn about the only complete SharePoint synchronization and high availability solution that meets all aspects of a global SharePoint deployment. Learn more.

  • SharePoint High Availability

    Read this white paper to learn how you can achieve high availability within your SharePoint environment. Find out how to give your entire user community to continually access SharePoint, whether to submit new work, update or alter existing work or collect the results of previous work at all times. Learn more.

  • Viewfinity and Pass-the-Hash

    Pass the hash is an extremely common method hackers employ to use your own systems against you. Learn how removing admin rights significantly decreases the ability to use local admin credentials in a PtH attack. Read now!

  • IT Manager's Journal: 10 Ways SMBs Can Accelerate Workload Deployments

    IT is facing some significant challenges today, such as moving to highly virtualized environments, integrating BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and implementing cloud. While working with limited staff and budgets, how can SMBs accelerate workload deployments? Read now for more!

  • Under Cloud Cover: How Leaders are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation

    One out of five organizations has discovered a secret source of competitive differentiation which allows them to serve customers in new ways, reimagine their business models, gather valuable insights from their data and tap expertise across the enterprise. The secret, Cloud computing. Learn more.

  • Private Clouds: Easing Deployment and Management

    This paper from IDC describes how IBM® System x® cloud solutions, featuring the latest Intel® Xeon® processors, offer a wide range of entry points to each individual customer, from those new to cloud computing and just getting started, to experienced users seeking higher-level capabilities.

  • Printer Installer: Eliminating Print Servers

    Printer Installer is an on-premise web application that enables you to centrally manage and deploy Windows shared or direct iP printers. Printer installer also empowers your end-users to self-install printers with a single, web-based, printer installation portal for your entire enterprise. Learn more.

  • A SANS WhatWorks Case Study: Increase Security and Reduce Costs by Managing Admin Rights with Process-based Privilege Management

    Download this customer interview conducted by John Pescatore, SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends and formerly Gartner’s Lead Security Analyst for 13 years, as he presents a beneficial user-to-user account and case study.

  • Quantifying the Business Benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solutions

    Enterprises are increasingly adopting Linux as a secure, reliable, and high-performing platform that lowers acquisition and operating costs while providing the agility needed to anticipate and react to changing business conditions. Learn more.

  • Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management

    Read this report and understand what features are available from asset management software providers and how they can benefit your organization. Learn more.

  • Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Service Desk

    Read this white paper to understand what’s new in the Enterprise Service Desk market.

  • EMA Research Report: Demystifying Cloud

    This EMA™ research report examines how small, medium, and large enterprises across industries have implemented private cloud technologies to deliver business value. Read now!

  • Simplify and Accelerate Service Delivery with SmartCloud Orchestrator: Cloud Management for your IT Services

    This infographic illustrates the key functionality of IBM SmartCloud Orchestrator including the three tiers that make up SCO as well as it's key benefits. View now.

  • How to Build Rich SharePoint Forms Quickly without Code

    Feeling limited by your SharePoint forms capabilities? Read this new tech brief to learn how Dell™ Quick Apps for SharePoint can help you create rich forms quickly, without writing custom code. Learn more.

  • Infragistics Re-invents Beta Testing with Continuous Delivery of On-Demand Customer Sandboxes

    When a successful ISV needed to get their products into the hands of their power users as early and as often as possible, the traditional solution of nightly builds put unnecessary burden on the customer and internal IT teams. How did Infragistics meet the needs of Beta testers for updated builds on-demand and shorten the feedback loop? Find out now!

  • Top Ten Best Practices for vSphere Application Backups

    In a virtualized world, different backup solutions can gather data from different locations, complicating data protection for enterprise applications. This white paper offers ten best practices for backing up critical business applications in a vSphere environment.

  • VMware vSphere Backups: What are you Missing?

    This white paper explains the vSphere backup process and highlights what may be missing in your environment. Follow these four steps to help ensure a successful vSphere backup. Read on.

  • IBM Private Cloud for Dummies

    Whether public, private, or hybrid, cloud computing is becoming an increasingly integral part of many companies’ business and technology strategy. In an attempt to keep up with are turning to flexible, elastic, and self-service computingbusiness innovation and change, companies resources that they can easily manage and scale in the cloud.

  • Software Defined Storage - The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter

    This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM’s software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.

  • Hybrid Cloud Backup Delivers More for Less

    In this technology brief, research firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) shares their perspective on the increasing importance of a hybrid approach which combines on-premise and cloud capabilities to meet today's data protection requirements.

  • Protect Your SharePoint Data

    There is a misconception out there that governance has somehow been defined within SharePoint -- that there is a universally accepted model for every deployment type that is endorsed by Microsoft and/or the SharePoint expert community.

  • SharePoint Governance Best Practices

    SharePoint presents many unique backup issues only addressed by solutions purpose built for it. This ebook introduces the broad topic of disaster recovery and how its principles can be applied to SharePoint.

  • 10 Steps to Optimize SharePoint Performance

    This practical e-book by SharePoint MVP, Eric Shupps, provides a list of basic performance enhancements that provide tremendous improvements to the operation and performance of SharePoint.

  • Sales Tax Survival Guide

    Compliance doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. Familiarize yourself with these 8 common sales and use tax challenges and how you can overcome them in Dynamics ERP.

  • Definitive Guide to Sales & Use Tax

    Local governments are revising tax laws to increase revenue. What's not taxable today, could be tomorrow. Download this guide now!

  • Audit Preparation Checklist

    The answer is very simple for a state auditor: probably not. Odds are your business isn’t totally compliant. And with states getting serious about collecting what they’re owed, there’s a high degree of likeliness that you could find yourself facing an audit in the near future. Are you prepared?

  • What Email Can Tell You About Your Organization?

    Explore how to find answers to traditional messaging management questions – such as usage, trends, migration planning and more – and mine your Exchange store for insights that will improve your business. Read this informative report. Read now!

  • AD Recovery: Be More Prepared

    Active Directory’s Recycle Bin won’t restore improperly changed attributes, nor recover external objects. To ensure AD integrity, you’ll need to plan for multiple scenarios and include broader recovery capabilities. Read now!

  • Active Directory Forest Disaster Recovery: What You Don’t Know WILL Hurt You

    The more you know about Active Directory forest disasters, the better prepared you’ll be when one occurs. Read now.

  • FAQ: Windows Server 2012 Recycle Bin and Recovery Manager for AD

    Among the functionality upgrades in Windows Server 2012 are improvements to Active Directory’s Recycle Bin. While this addresses many previous problems, it’s not the solution to all AD recovery concerns. Read now.

  • The 5 Key Tactics for Dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats

    Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks exploit a single vulnerability and then use that foothold to penetrate more systems and gain access to more corporate information. A recent QuinStreet web seminar, sponsored by Lumension, discussed APT attacks and tactics for preventing them. This paper summarizes the talks given during that web seminar.

  • Closing the Antivirus Protection Gap: A Comparative Study on Effective Endpoint Protection Strategies

    Corporate economic concerns have put increased pressure on already limited IT resources in recent years as the onslaught of malware and sophistication of cyber attacks continues to grow at exponential rates. As a result, 50% of endpoint operating costs are directly attributable to malware,1 yet, corporate IT budgets are still focused on maintaining stand alone antivirus as the keystone in endpoint security. Read on.

  • 7 Advantages of Moving Fax to the Cloud

    Read this guidebook to learn how your company can become more time- and cost-efficient by adopting an ERP-integrated and fully automated cloud fax solution. Read now!

  • Protect Your SharePoint Data

    This whitepaper introduces the broad topic of disaster recovery and how its principles can be specifically applied to the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2013 platforms. Learn more.

  • Power of Cloud Executive Brief

    Read this executive report to discover how the cloud can open the door to more efficient, responsive and innovative ways of doing business. Read more.

  • IDC Brief: Cloud Computing in the Midmarket: Assessing the Options

    Read this analyst brief from IDC to learn about public, private and hybrid cloud models and how your organization can take advantage of them. Read on!

  • DCIG Analyst Report: Best Practices for Protecting Oracle Databases

    Read this white paper to learn the five best practices that will help every organization protect their Oracle databases and see why Dell NetVault Backup is ranked “Best in Class” for Oracle protection.

  • Windows Server 2012 – Are You Ready?

    Planning a migration to Windows Server 2012 R2? Explore its new features and benefits – as well as some key considerations when moving from a legacy platform – in this informative white paper.

  • Take Control of Your PST Problem

    Read about the best practices for PST file migrations so you can simply, quickly and safely complete your move. This informative white paper also examines tools that help effectively manage your environment after the migration.

  • Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Depth

    Interested in Windows Server 2012 R2 deduplication? In this white paper by MVP Mike Resseler you will find all the details you need to know to get you started. Learn how deduplication in Windows Server 2012 R2 works including what methods are used and what you need to keep an eye on when starting with a deduplication project.

  • Best Practices for Virtualizing and Protecting Exchange Server

    Microsoft Exchange Server is really designed for use with physical hardware—and virtualization adds another layer of complexity. This white paper by MVP Brien Posey explains several best practices for successfully virtualizing Exchange.

  • Ensuring Enterprise Visibility, Auditing and Reporting for Windows Environments

    Learn how to easily identify and report on who has access to what files, folders and shares (and on what servers) in Active Directory. Plus, reduce the risk of security breaches and compliance failures.

  • Best Practices Guide for IT Governance & Compliance

    Federal regulations require businesses to know exactly what changes are made to structured and unstructured data within their corporate networks. Learn how the best practices for implementing a compliance solution in this white paper can help you minimize stress during your next IT compliance audit.

  • Managing Risk in an Active Directory Integrated Virtualized Environment

    Explore the interdependent and combined security issues of Active Directory (AD) and virtualization, as well as how to identify and manage these risks. Gain insight into the native audit capabilities of these technologies and learn how they provide centralized visibility into your IT environment.

  • Enterprise Best Practices for Real Time Auditing and Event

    With data being generated at a record-setting pace, it’s never been more critical for your organization to properly manage it. Learn how the insights in this white paper can help transform your IT organization and help them intelligently collect, organize and store data.

  • Who, What, When, Where and Why: Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

    Many organizations rely on IT to prevent and detect tampering, unauthorized access or errors within their key enterprise technologies. Learn the limitations and capabilities of native auditing tools and how a third-party solution can help protect your system, data, productivity and bottom line.

  • Enabling Devices and Device Management for Your Mobility/BYOD Program

    In this white paper, learn how to select the right mobile devices for your organization and manage them with efficiency, flexibility and security using Dell Enterprise Mobility Management and a range of Dell mobile devices.

  • Future Proof Your Mobility Strategy with Dell Enterprise Mobility Management

    This new white paper explains how Dell can help you securely keep your mobile team connected today and in the future as devices, operating systems and work habits constantly evolve.

  • Transforming Enterprise Applications for Mobile/BYOD Environments

    This new white paper explains how Dell Application Modernization and Development Solution Set can help you understand when to develop new mobile apps, modernize existing apps or implement a desktop virtualization solution.

  • Enhance and Optimize Your Mobility/BYOD Infrastructure

    In this new white paper, learn how new technnologies can help you increase mobile/BYOD performance and capacity, while protecting company resources and streamlining IT management.

  • Dell Mobility Solutions: A Powerful Portfolio

    In this new white paper, learn how Dell Mobility Solutions can help you balance security, efficiency and freedom of access with your BYOD strategy.

  • Hyper-V Virtual Labs Tips and Tricks

    Although most backup administrators understand the importance of testing their backups, comprehensive testing has often proven to be illusive. Server virtualization solves this problem by making lab testing much easier, but only if the virtual lab is configured properly. This white paper explores the challenges and benefits of testing your backups in a virtual lab.

  • Hyper-V Backup and Storage Best Practices

    This white paper from 11x MVP Brien Posey will look closely at key technologies for storage and backup for Hyper-V.

  • vSphere 5.5 Top New Features and Upgrade Tips

    The latest version of VMware vSphere has a number of compelling features for companies looking to build modern data centers for service-centric IT organizations. This paper will navigate critical topics for companies on previous versions of vSphere as well as organizations starting the virtualization process.

  • 5 Reasons to Consider Disaster Recovery and High Availability as a Service

    Setting up a disaster recovery infrastructure doesn’t have to be a disaster. New advancements in cloud computing offer practical options for IT shops struggling with DR. Read more in this white paper.

  • FlashSystem: Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value

    In this white paper, you will learn how this high-speed storage technology has tremendous potential to support I/O-intensive and/or latency-sensitive applications. Read now.

  • The New Era of Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

    Today’s organizations are finding the performance they need in hybrid cloud data protection solutions, along with the simplicity and flexibility they expect from cloud services. But what’s the best way to get started with cloud-based data protection? Read this white paper and find out!

  • GB/SMB Analyst Report: Pay-As-You Grow Data

    In this analyst paper John Webster from Evaluator Group discusses the data protection requirements for the SMB IT administrator and uses IBM Tivoli’s Full-featured Data Protection Suite for Small to Medium Businesses as an example of a solution. Read now.

  • Software Defined Storage: The Missing Link for Cloud and the Software Defined Datacenter

    This EMA paper gives insights on why storage matters for cloud and what's the advantages of storage virtualization for cloud. It reviews IBM’s software defined storage infrastructure solution and highlights the competitive differentiator for IBM's SmartCloud offering.

  • Private Cloud in the Hybrid Cloud Era

    This IBM white paper discusses the core differentiators that drive transformative business value in the deployment and management of private clouds and what CIOs need to know to achieve that value.

  • Vendor Landscape: IT Asset Management Mid-Market

    Learn how Dell™ KACE™ offers an innovative, full-featured, appliance-based solution that provides ease of implementation for mid-market organizations, enabling them to control the costs and effectively manage automated asset discovery, workflows, and integrated contract management.

  • Five Steps for Easier and More Effective IT Inventorying

    Effective, accurate IT inventory processes no longer require major investments of time and money. Learn to develop a reliable and actionable foundation for asset inventory and management that creates value for your organization with this white paper.

  • The New Windows Security- Achieving PC Lockdown without User Backlash

    Learn how enterprises can maximize user productivity while maintaining centralized control over security and compliance policies by following the five key steps outlined in this white paper.

  • The Dell KACE Appliance cures the IT ills of Island Hospital

    Island Hospital (Island) in Anacortes, Wash., not only saw a rise in the amount of patients it was seeing, but also in the amount of time needed to maintain their IT systems. Learn how Island saved more than $110,000 in a year using Dell™ KACE™ appliances.

  • South Coast Water District Achieves Impressive Productivity Using Dell KACE Appliances

    Learn why the South Coast Water District (SCWD) relies on the Dell™ KACE™ K1000 Management Appliance for software inventory and distribution, scripting tasks, patch management functions, tracking of software licenses and also remote system support.

  • Redner’s Markets Experiences 512 % ROI with Dell KACE™ Appliances

    Addressing service requests in an efficient and timely manner was a challenge for Redner’s Warehouse Markets IT team. Learn how automating IT processes with Dell™ KACE™ appliances helped Redner’s reduce costs and streamline systems management tasks.

  • MICDS Powers the Classroom with Dell KACE Appliances

    Learn how Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) utilizes Dell™ KACE™ Appliances to annually reimage hundreds of students laptops, as well as streamline its service desk – reducing help desk requests and saving them time and money.

  • Three Strategies to Protect Endpoints from Risky Applications

    With organizations investing heavily in improving endpoint risk-management, many of them overlook third-party applications that present the greatest risk. Learn how the three strategies in this white paper can help protect vulnerable endpoints from risky applications.

  • The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

    If you get backup and recovery wrong, the consequences of that can be disastrous—literally. In this white paper, learn how to avoid common pitfalls that often sink others and do backup and recovery the right way.

  • Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup

    If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s definitely the case for some of the claims made about backup functionality in VMware and Hyper-V. Sort truth from fiction in this white paper and learn how you can build a real-world backup infrastructure.

  • 7 Shortcuts to Losing Your Data (and Probably Your Job)

    This tongue in cheek white paper explores data loss from a contrarian point of view - exploring the top 7 shortcuts you can take to ensure that you lose your data. Read more.

  • Losing My Religion: Virtualization Backup Dogma, Faith and Fact

    Every vendor seems to have a different take on virtualization data backup. This white paper cuts through the clutter, sorting out the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of data protection. Learn more.

  • I′ve got Hyper-V, Now What? Multi-part Series

    You′ve deployed Hyper-V, and now you′re ready to begin virtualizing your organization′s workloads. Make sure you′re successful by knowing how to monitor the events and performance metrics that are key to the performance and availability of your Hyper-V environment. Read the series now!

  • A Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning and Implementation Using Veeam

    Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning are a challenge for organizations with demanding SLAs. This white paper highlights the factors to consider when planning BC and DR strategy and explains how Veeam makes it easy to put those strategies into action.

  • Tape and Cloud Strategies for VM Backups

    In recent years, disk-based backup and recovery solutions have become increasingly popular as organizations strive to meet demanding recovery objectives (RTOs and RPOs) while providing a solution to easily manage data protection needs. Read on.

  • Top 5 Reasons to Virtualize Exchange

    This white paper is about the top five reasons to virtualize Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2013, and the issues you should consider when deciding whether to install Exchange on physical servers or Virtual Machines. Read on.

  • Microsoft VSS: What Every VMware Admin Needs to Know

    Even VMware vSphere environments must respect Microsoft technology when it comes to application backups. Respecting how Microsoft VSS operates, and how your backup solution integrates with it, has become a mission-critical skill in Modern Data Protection™. Learn more.

  • Bringing Automation to the Datacenter

    Bring value to your organization by automating your datacenter. Wondering how to get going and what needs to be automated? Or if automation will cost you more than that it costs to manually perform tasks? In this white paper, industry expert Mike Resseler tackles many topics.

  • Free VCAP5-DCA Study Guide

    Free VCAP5-DCA Study Guide For those currently holding their VCP certification and want to take it up a notch, Jason and Josh have you covered with the 248-page VCAP5-DCA study guide. Using this study guide along with hands-on lab time will help you in the three and a half hours, lab-based VCAP5-DCA exam.

  • Aligning Your Business Needs with Veeam Backup & Replication

    In this white paper learn the importance of defining the services that an IT department delivers to the business and what levels of protection are required by these services. Once able to define the services and levels of protection required we will delve into the Veeam Backup and Replication V7 to understand how it can help you meet these requirements, from a simple backup to replication of a mission critical application.

  • Veeam Backup & Replication v7: A VMware Architect’s Favorite Features

    Download 'Veeam Backup & Replication v7: A VMware Architect’s Favorite Features' and learn about many of the additions to the Veeam Backup & Replication family. This white paper compares how we did things in v6.5 and how we do them in v7 to give you, the backup administrator, a deep technical understanding of the product to gain better results in your backup environment.